Napa Valley College Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Academic Affairs
The Napa Valley Community College District has announced the search for a new Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Academic Affairs.
|Dr. Pam Walker|
Napa Valley College
Established in 1942, Napa Valley College (NVC) is one of 116 public community colleges in the California Community College system. NVC prepares students for evolving roles in a diverse, dynamic, and interdependent world. The college is an accredited open-access, degree- and certificate-granting institution that is committed to student achievement through high-quality programs and services that are continuously evaluated and improved. The college serves students and the community in the following areas: transfer courses, career-technical education and training, basic skills, and self-supporting contract education and community education classes.
Committed to educational equity for all students, NVC offers comprehensive transfer programs in the arts, social sciences, humanities, STEM, business, education, and kinesiology, among others. Career Education focuses on industry-relevant career pathways and includes nationally recognized programs in Respiratory Therapy, Criminal Justice, Nursing, Child and Family Studies, Human Services, Business, Culinary and Hospitality and Viticulture and Winery Technology. NVC also offers a broad range of non-credit and community education programs and courses to meet the interests and life-long learning needs of our all members of the community. To support the success of students, Napa Valley College offers a wide range of academic and student support services, including SSS TRiO, Educational Talent Search, MESA/STEM, Puente and Umoja learning communities, student tutoring, and thriving math and writing success centers.
A community supported (Basic Aid) District, NVC serves a diverse community of students by providing a wide range of high-quality educational programs and comprehensive student services to help students succeed in their education, progress in the workplace, and engage in the civic and cultural life of the community. The College also stimulates the development and growth of the region through its educational, economic and workforce opportunities, community partnerships and services. NVC’s commitment to provide accessible, high-quality transfer and career technical educational opportunities defines our student-centered culture and is at the heart of every decision the college makes.
Napa Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for community and Junior colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Napa Valley College is also designated by the U.S. Department of Education as Hispanic-Serving Institution as it has an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is more than 25 percent (NVC’s Latinx population is over 40 percent).
Napa Valley Community College District covers Napa County and a very small part of Sonoma County and serves students from the surrounding counties. This semi-rural area is located approximately 50 miles northeast of San Francisco. NVC operates on the main campus, located on 161 acres, including a 5-acre working vineyard, just south of downtown Napa, as well as the Upper Valley Campus, 20 miles north of Napa in the town of St. Helena, which opened in fall 1994, bringing educational opportunities closer to home for residents in Calistoga, St. Helena, and surrounding areas, and adding new dimensions to the College curriculum. Napa Valley College recently signed a five-year lease agreement with the City of St. Helena to utilize a portion of the campus for its offices. Additionally, NVC operates a small campus inside American Canyon High School, which serves high school students as well as the community.
NVC broke ground on an on-campus student campus housing project, this fall. The River Trail Village at Napa Valley College will provide housing for our diverse students, including veterans, single parents, international students, athletes, families and more. The housing will provide a quality affordable residential community for students and will support college enrollment, as well as college recruitment and retention goals. The River Trail Village is projected to open in fall 2024.
Additionally, Napa Valley College recently received a $10 million donation from the Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation, which will support the construction and expansion of NVC’s Viticulture, Wine and Technology (VWT) teaching spaces in 2024.